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Recent MTA Trucking Conference
Posted on June 21, 2017

We recently had the opportunity to attend a conference put on by the Minnesota Trucking Association several weeks ago.   In addition to meeting/talking with some great people involved in the trucking industry, there were some sessions devoted to different topics. I thought I would recap the notes of interest, below: Session I – “Nexus” Questionnaire

Summary – Commercial Real Estate
Posted on June 20, 2017

Following is a very nice summary of the local commercial real estate market that was recently published in a newsletter from Mitch Simonson at Chadwick Appraisals.  It gives a top level view of the various building/construction segments.  Of concern was the over-building of higher level apartment buildings last year but this analysis seems to put it

MTA Golf Outing
Posted on June 6, 2017

Wonderful day spent at the MTA (Minnesota Trucking Association) golf outing at Majestic Oaks yesterday. Good people and a lot of fun helping represent our parent company, Great Plains Transportation Services, Inc. (transportation industry factoring, permitting and tax reporting services).

MTA Conference Summary
Posted on June 1, 2017

We had the opportunity to attend a conference put on by the Minnesota Trucking Association several weeks ago.   In addition to meeting/talking with some great people involved in the trucking industry, there were some sessions devoted to different topics. I thought I would recap the notes of interest, below: Session I – “Nexus” Questionnaire This

Community Banking Exhibit
Posted on May 31, 2017

We enjoyed exhibiting, recently, at a community banking show.  We learned much about the industry, gaining insights into some of the updated regulations as well as making some wonderful long term connections!  “Helping you, help your Clients” was the adopted tag line.

Business Taxation Survey
Posted on April 12, 2017

The National Small Business Association just released a survey on business taxation.  Some of the information was interesting and can serve as a good benchmarking tool.  

Sleeper Berth Study of Flexible Hours
Posted on April 11, 2017

Following is an excerpt from the Minnesota Trucking Association Newsletter dated 4.11.17 and thought we would share: “STUDY ON ADDING SPLIT SLEEPER BERTH FLEXIBILITY TO HOURS OF SERVICE LIKELY TO BEGIN THIS YEAR The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) study to add split sleeper berth flexibility to hours of service may begin this year. 

Minnesota Manufacturer’s Survey
Posted on January 16, 2017

A random sampling survey of manufacturer’s was completed last November by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.   You can download the survey by going to this link. As a quick summary, “most of Minnesota’s manufacturers expect business conditions in 2017 to improve or be the same

Business Resource Guide
Posted on January 9, 2017

The SBA has issued the Small Business Resource Guide for 2017 and can be found at the following link: Small Business Resource Guide 2017 For growing businesses, another great resource is Invoice Funding/Factoring.  Check out the information or contact us to find out more!

Invoice Factoring: A Tool for Growth
Posted on December 20, 2016

We recently had the opportunity to present the concept of Invoice Factoring: A Tool for Growth to a group of small manufacturers.   In all cases, the concept of being able to generate over 3 times more sales/bottom line dollars by simply reducing the time it takes to get paid, was well understood and received (an